Think of Italian holidays and images of sun, sea and sand spring to mind, not to mention delicious authentic pasta dishes, fine wines, stylish boutiques and amazing architecture steeped in history. Now tourists travelling from Bristol Airport can experience all these things with the announcement of a new flight direct to Rimini in Northern Italy from 3 July.
The stylish town of Rimini has long been a favourite holiday destination for native Italians attracted to its fantastic beach-lined location, historic landmarks, culture and gastronomic delights.
Only in Rimini can you spend the morning sunbathing on the beach, the afternoon visiting ancient monuments such as Middle Age temples and Roman arches and the evening enjoying an aperitif at a bar watching the sun set.
Food lovers need look no further than Rimini and the surrounding Emilia-Romagna region – the birthplace of some of Italy’s most delicious foods. Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma ham, traditional balsamic vinegar, handmade pasta dishes, piadina bread and fine wines such as Sangiovese DOC are just some of the quality food and drink the region has to offer. No other place provides such a world-class collection of authentic Italian foods.
Maurizio Melucci from Rimini Tourism said: “We are delighted that the new flight path from Bristol Airport means more people will get to experience the delights of Rimini and the surrounding area. From foodies, car lovers, shopaholics, sun worshippers to history buffs, there is something for everyone. Families in particular will enjoy the activities and amusement parks based in the province of Rimini which offer a fantastic day out”.
“Rimini is well known for the rich and famous who flocked there in the 1960s and 1970s and now holidaymakers flying from the South West of England can enjoy what has, until now, been Northern Italy’s best-kept secret.
“And with Florence just over two hours away by train and Venice about three hours away, Rimini makes the ideal base for those keen to explore other parts of Italy too.”
Ryanair flights to Rimini from Bristol Airport will start on 3 July 2009.
Flights can be booked by visiting www.ryanair.com